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Welcome to the Whitchurch Parish Council website.
Whitchurch village is a small parish of just over 500 properties and just over 1000 electors, located in Bath and North East Somerset, just south east of Bristol & west of Bath. Please use the map link to view the village location. There has been a Parish Council in the village since 1894.
Whitchurch village has a pub, primary school, playfield, cemetery, community centre, two churches and many businesses. The Parish is bisected by the busy A37 road.
This website, which has been recently refreshed, has been set up to raise the profile of Whitchurch Village and that of the Parish Council. We hope the information the website provides will be a valuable resource for all things connected with Whitchurch Village. Whether you are a resident of the village, seeking to move into the area, or just visiting the area we hope you’ll find something on this website to interest you.
We’ve included articles on how the Parish Council operates and the dates of our meetings, some of the village history and also events that we know are happening in Whitchurch in the coming months. We also provide details of a number of organisations that operate within the village. However, if there is something you think we’ve missed, do please let us know by using the feedback form and we’ll consider updating the site.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan will play a very important part in the way Whitchurch Village will be shaped over the next few years.
The last open evening was a great success, and provided a good platform to start off the process. We aim to have a further meeting in April, currently scheduled for 21st April.
We really do need YOUR help to progress the Plan, and are seeking volunteers urgently. We are looking for anyone who would be able to contribute a little bit of time & enthusiasm to help a small team of local people who are looking to bring the Plan together.
For more information, please visit the Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan website :- http://www.wvnp.org.uk/home
Contacts :– Paul May on 07919047001
Or through the website http://www.wvnp.org.uk/contact-us
News – 18.05.2015 – Have your say
Bath & North East Somerset Council require an additional 200 houses to be built at Whitchurch Village.
We would like to know what type of housing you think this development of 200 houses is best suited/needed for our area and to help in this decision making we would like you all to have your say by taking just a few minutes to fill in the enclosed survey.
The Neighbourhood Plan will provide us all with an opportunity to have some say on the environment around us and this Survey will form part of this Neighbourhood Plan. Please join in and be part of this process.
Our next important public meeting is on
Tuesday 19th May from 7.00pm to 8.30pm
at Whitchurch Community Hall (Next to United Reform Church on A37)
Survey DetailsPlease add any further comments you may wish to make after completing the Survey.
Online at www.wvnp.org.uk/have-your-say or
Print Out NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN SURVEY
Chair Planning Sub Committee
Have a Field Day!
In September last year, Whitchurch Parish Council held the first ‘Have a Field Day’ at the play–park. This was set up through the Fields in Trust organisation. – www.fieldsintrust.org and celebrates the commemoration of the Field & Play Park as a permanent & protected green space for the Community , under the Fields in Trust banner as part of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee.
The event was very successful, and based on feedback from our community, we have decided to hold another on 11 July 2015, again at the play park, starting at 12noon. All the entertainment & games will be free – including a Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Penalty Shoot Out, Face Painting, races, Tug-of-War. We will post more information about the day, but please put a date in your diaries, & bring as many of your family along as you can for a really good few hours out without spending a penny!!!!!
WHITCHURCH VILLAGE FETE 2015
The Whitchurch Village Fete Committee members have already begun planning for this year's Fete which is to be held in Greensmore Field over the August Bank Holiday weekend!
There will be the usual Barn Dance (Sat 29th Aug), Car Boot Sale (Sun 30th Aug) and Monday Fete (31st Aug) with plenty of attractions for all, including the flower/vegetables/handicrafts show, dog show, arena events, licensed bar, tea tent, various sideshows and stalls - and free car parking.
To enable the events to continue, we are seeking more volunteers to help over the weekend, especially on the gates, letting people and vehicles in and out. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ashton Broad on 01275 832148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Lights Switch on – Friday 5th December 2014
After the successful ‘Switch On’ of the Christmas Lights last year, and based on feedback received from the public, the Parish Council decided to get more professionally installed lights in the large tree in the centre of the village, and arrange for another ‘switch on’ evening.
So on Friday 5th December, an ever increasing crowd gathered on the corner of Staunton Lane & the A37 eagerly anticipating the arrival of Father Christmas. He did not disappoint, and with the weather in our favour, on a cold, crisp evening, he arrived in great style, in an open top car, complete with flashing Christmas lights to the tune of Here Comes Santa Claus. He received a great ovation from the crowd of about 120, and sat down amongst the children. After an introduction by Ashton Broad (Chairman, WPC), there was a fantastic countdown to the switch on. The choir from Whitchurch Village Primary School gave voice to several well-known songs, including Jingle Bells & Silent Night. They were brilliant & without any doubt the stars of the show.
Then for many, it was off to St Nicholas Church, where the usual Christmas Fayre was provided – mulled wine, homemade mince pies, soft drinks & sweets were served to about 100 people who listened to music played on the organ.
The success of any Community night is down to the volunteers who help, and as always, we are very grateful to all those who gave up their time to ensure a great time was had by all.
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The CATT bus may be able to help you.
This is a door to door service to those who are unable to access mainstream transport.
For residents in receipt of a concessionary fare card, there is no charge for travel. Residents who are not in receipt of a travel card will be charged £3.00.
Residents need to phone, 0117 377 3450 to book a seat and will be advised of a pick up time. Alternatively residents can email South Bristol Community Hospital
See leaflet for more details. Open Leaflet